According to the Environmental Certification Framework, the Automóvel Club de Portugal, while organizer of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal obtained in 2016 the accreditation Progress towards Excellence by the.
It is the organisation’s goal to proceed with the improvement work and minimize the environmental impact of the event, continuing the implementation of the necessary measures to achieve the top level accreditation, Achievement of Excellence in accordance with the FIA's Sustainability Program until 2018. As one of the WRC events hosting a great number of spectators, the Vodafone Rally de Portugal expects to be an example in terms of environmental issues, both nationally and internationally.
In this scope, the ACP established a partnership with the Ministry of Environment, through the Portuguese Environment Agency, in order to minimize the environmental impact caused by the event.
Therefore, the Vodafone Rally de Portugal will consciously make every effort to ensure that the environmental impact is minimised, putting into practise the following actions:
a) Comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations, and other environmental requirements as well as the FIA Environmental Certification Framework;
b) Inform and train all involved in the organisation with its environmental policy;
c) Promote the environmental awareness within the different agents (organisation, drivers, teams and spectators);
d) Cooperate with environmental agents;
e) Take into account the environmental work and impact, by choosing environmental responsible partners and suppliers, as well as selecting products and services using adequate environmental performance;
f) Reduce the environmental impact in terms of transportation, as far as possible;
g) Save energy and use renewable energy sources whenever possible;
h) Implement measures to promote a selective waste collection and propose an adequate final disposal of waste produced during the event;
i) Comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations, and other environmental requirements;
j) Evaluate and improve our environmental responsibilities based on structured and planned work;
k) Involve all the local authorities;
l) Reduce the number of documents printed on paper, favouring the use and consultation of documents in digital formats.